FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 24 Jan 2012

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Purpose of the meeting

Improve the Wiki

  • Forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • Share best practices, ideas, and content.
  • Discuss current issues, community matters, and strategies.
  • Move issues to decision.

Introduce new members

Kudos go to ...

  • FHL links (broken links) have all been fixed by the Support team

Updates and follow up

  • Business Card - Carol and Darris 
  • We probably won't have design revisions for Rootstech - options to use the current design or not use one at all
  • There is a Tech Tips business card 
  • Decision - make generic cards that will be available for Wiki people to hand out as a share item for possible contributors - we will pursue an official one for future use - this can be opportunity to see how this works and get comments
  • Darris, Janell, Jane - Widget box status (links on blogs, etc.) - nothing new - needs to be designed, along with the business cards
  • Troy, New York is an example of a page where the top of the table of contents and the top of the county infobox align. (In response to a question raised 1/17/12.) Murphynw 20:42, 18 January 2012 (UTC)


  • RootsTech next week - ideas for unconferencing sessions? Perhaps with societies -- janellv (talk| contribs)
  • FHC Consultants - Wiki Trainer program
  • New users - how to search & edit
  • Societies - help set up page
  • Breakfast Friday at 7:15 in the lower level of the JSMB (lunchroom).  Light breakfast will be provided - also anyone who wants to could meet during the lunch time on Thurs. in the lunch area at the conference
  • Open slots for volunteering for the Wiki booth (Wiki booth at Rootstech 2012 - wiki page)

Style Guide Discussions

  • We had a good discussion on this page and will look at it again next week before the design goes live on pages
  • Some press releases have been copied into the wiki verbatim. Finding and updating/integrating press release content might be a good project. - Lise
  • We will follow up on this item in 2 or 3 weeks.

 Project Help Requests

Need help with your project? See a project that needs to be done? Add it here:
  • The Utah Wiki project is moving forward. Wednesday morning meetings (starting Feb 1) at 9:00 a.m. to pique interest, gather ideas and opinions, report accomplishments.

Training Requests

Improve the Wiki

  • Training - instructional videos timing out excessively.  Has this been a concern addressed in earlier sessions?  Patience & frustration factor especially in early intro to wiki process.  Caroline 
We think this is a problem on her computer
  • Archiving wiki forums and even community past meetings [i.e. 2011 links].  Do we have a system in place to archive wiki items as part of cleanup? Caroline

Moderators and Adopters

Forums Overview

Be part of the solution! Make your opinions known! Post comments to an existing thread or start a new discussion at Wiki Contributors Corner forum.
Current forum threads of interest:


New since last week

  • Help! Edits do not show up Has also been posted in "status of the Wiki today" thread. When returning today, the edits are appearing, so maybe this was an anomaly (sp?).
  • England Census
    • Nathan will address this issue

Comments added since last week

Decisions made since last week

Be bold! Post your agenda items!

Feel free to post on the agenda any items you wish to discuss during the meeting. If your item requires details or feedback, post them on the discussion page and link to them from the agenda.